Carbon to Rock Option Studio

This project urgently challenges the mainstream understanding of air travel by imagining a new way to occupy the sky. Its infrastructure organized a grounds facility and travel experience that does not release additional greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Located at the abandoned copper mine known as the Lavender Pit near Bisbee, Arizona, the project takes advantage of the carved ground for launching and viewing as well as access to the subtropical jet stream. Weaving in between air travel program are laboratories and planted terraces testing phytoremediation in an effort to heal the damaged landscape. The intervention becomes a thickened line nesting on edge of the site at the intersection of earth and sky. Material events taking place along this infrastructure create a spectacle for a more hopeful future.